Andrew Riseman – USI Teaching and Learning Fellow
Associate Professor Andrew Riseman was appointed a 2010 USI Teaching and Learning Fellow. The Fellowship Program is one of the flagship initiatives of the USI Teaching & Learning Office whose mandate is to coordinate, support and enhance undergraduate and graduate sustainability education at UBC’s Vancouver campus. Riseman’s research focuses on breeding of crops for sustainable production systems and helping to create more sustainable food systems integrated with attractive and liveable communities. Other 2010 USI Teaching and Learning Fellows include: Gary Bradfield (Science), Erica Frank (Medicine), Ron Kellett (Applied Science), Susan Nesbit (Applied Science) and Rob VanWynsberghe (Education).
Patrick Leung receives the 2010 Shynkaryk Service Award
The Shynkaryk Service Award is presented annually to a staff member who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty in their work. 2010 recipient Patrick Leung, a Technician in our Food, Nutrition and Health building, fits the bill. Leung received an overwhelming number of nominations for this award. In addition to his broad range of technical and computer skills, he is a tremendously helpful and patient person. His friendly, reliable, low key attitude and his expertise and his willingness to help in any situation
2010 Richards Service Award presented to Christine Scaman
Associate Professor Christine Scaman received the 2010 Richards Service Award in December. The award, named in honour of Professor Emeritus Jim Richards, is given annually to an LFS faculty member who exemplifies the qualities of outstanding service in their work with faculty, staff and students. Chris Scaman joined our Faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1995. She has been instrumental to undergraduate teaching and supervising and has played a major role in curriculum in FNH. Scaman has served as Undergraduate Student Advisor (Food Science, FNH, Food and Nutritional Science) as well as a member of the Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship Committee and Student Appeals Committee. She is also an executive member of the British Columbia Food Technologists.
26th Annual World Buiatrics Congress
Professor Marina (Nina) von Keyserlingk and Professor Dan Weary were invited to give keynote lectures at the 26th Annual World Buiatrics Congress in Santiago, Chile in November. Buiatrics refers to the study and treatment of diseases and production in cattle. von Keyserlingk and Weary lectured jointly on Animal Welfare: What is it, can we measure it and how can we improve it? and Dairy Cattle Welfare: Key Issues Facing the Industry. More than 2,000 veterinaries from 45 countries attended the conference.
The UBC Community United Way campaign had a record year in 2010. Almost $700,000 was raised by UBC staff and faculty members for the charity organization, more than in any other year. We are very proud that our Faculty participation increased by 10% and that LFS had the highest participation rate of all UBC Faculties and Colleges. Thank you to Assistant Dean, Students, Lynn Newman, for all her hard work in co-chairing the 2010 campaign.